Freelance writing positions at Empower MediaMarketing (Cincinnati, OH / Remote)

Freelance writers wanted

Who I’m looking for: Journalists or professional writers for Empower MediaMarketing, a Cincinnati-based marketing agency that holds the national title of Media Agency of the Year.

What: Freelance writing assignments —in most cases, you’ll be given a sample headline and nut graph, at least as a starting point. You’ll need to do a little research, then write authoritatively and clearly.

Where: Your home! Stories will appear on the digital platforms for the agency’s clients (including businesses in the homecare, retail and financial industries).

When: Summer 2017, ranging from single assignments to the possibility of more regular work.

Benefits: Paid $350 to $500 per story.

If you’re interested: Send your resume to Drake alum Kate McGinty at Any clips that demonstrate your ability to write authoritatively and clearly would be helpful.

Emma Bowen Foundation Fellowship Program

Emma L. Bowen Foundation for Minority Interests in Media – Emma Bowen Foundation Fellowship Program

The Emma Bowen Foundation is building a more diverse media industry. We recruit promising students of color and place them in multi-year paid internships at some of the nation’s leading media and technology companies, provide the media and tech industries with a pipeline of young talent and emerging leadership, and advocate for best practices in diverse hiring, retention, and advancement.

We believe that diversity is important in all aspects of the media industry, from the correspondents in front of the camera to the media sales departments bringing in revenue to the coders and engineers who are changing the way we access and understand content, and prepare our students for careers in the Business of Media, Content of Media, and Innovation of Media.

Whether you’re interested in being a producer, a journalist, a web developer, an engineer, a business executive, a PR agent, or in any other career in the media or tech industry, the Emma Bowen Fellowship is here to help you get your start.

If selected, you will have the opportunity to develop valuable skills and network with industry professionals each summer during college. Not only will you earn a salary, but you will have the opportunity to get additional money to pay for college expenses.


You are welcome to apply for an Emma Bowen Fellowship if you:

Are a student of color (African-American, Asian-American, Latino, or Native American)
Are a graduating high school senior OR college student
Have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0
Are interested in pursuing a career in the media industry
Plan to attend or are currently a student at a four-year accredited college or university
Are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
Speak and write English fluently

How To Apply:
Applications accepted until May 12.

Marketing and Events Intern, Summer, Des Moines

This paid internship will provide experience supporting professional development programs, conferences, website design, social media relations, newsletters and statewide awards program for LeadingAge Iowa, a non-profit trade association representing the spectrum of non-profit providers who serve more than 30,000 older adults in Iowa through skilled nursing, assisted and independent living, home health, adult day care, respite, hospice and home-delivered meals.

Office hours are M-F, 8-4:30 but the hours for the internship are negotiable within that timeframe. Anticipate between 25-30 hours per week.  Ideal timeframe would be mid-June through October, recognizing that hours would reduce significantly once school started.

Pay will be negotiated based upon experience and skills. Expect to start at $10/hour.Intern, Marketing and Event Coordinator

See attached for more information.

Shannon Strickler
LeadingAge Iowa
11001 Aurora Avenue
Urbandale, IA


Applicants sought for On Painted Street Instagram account

The application to take over the student-led Instagram account @OnPaintedStreet is now open. Students who have a great story to tell this summer, especially if they have a cool internship to show off, are encouraged to apply. University Communications will start reviewing applications after Drake Relays.

Application link:

Oral history interns, Young Women’s Resource Center (Des Moines)

The Young Women’s Resource Center (YWRC) and Slay Fund for Social Justice at Drake University are teaming up to hire two students for summer and fall 2017.

What you’ll do:

Working closely with Resource Center staff, you’ll identify people with connections to the Center. These will be former board members, former staff members, women who have influenced the direction of the Center, and former clients.

As a two-person team, you will collect video oral histories from these women, use voice recognition software to transcribe their stories, and work with Professor Renee Cramer (LPS) and YWRC Director Kristin Griffith to code, qualitatively analyze, and begin interpreting the rich data you gather.

When you’ll do it:

On a flexible schedule from June 1 – November 1, 2017, working between 20 and 30 hours per week in June, July, and August and around 10 hours per week in September and October.

What you’ll earn:

$9.00 an hour; gas reimbursement at federal rates if you must drive more than 15 miles for an interview; valuable experience.

Who should apply:

Feminists with stellar communication skills who can interact confidently with a wide variety of people touched by YWRC (this is a multi-generational group that includes women from a range of socio-economic status categories, and holding diverse racial/ethnic identities).

Independent students who are good at problem-solving, who are respectful of others’ time, and who are well-organized.

People who are willing to learn how to do oral history interviews, code data, and perform both internet searches and snowball sampling to find interviewees.

The ability to communicate in Spanish is a plus, but not necessary; at least one of the two people we hire needs to have a reliable car.

How to apply:

Send an email to both and with:

A resume with a cover letter explaining why you’re interested in the position and the skills and experiences you’d bring to it. Please include the names and contact information of 2 references, and know that we might contact them prior to contacting you for an interview. Deadline is May 18; we will interview finalists between May 22 – 29, with a decision before June 1.

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Content and Graphic Design Interns, Arbitrage Media, Des Moines

Want to get paid to blog about shoes or social media marketing?

Arbitrage Media, a Digital Marketing Agency in Des Moines ( is looking for Content and Graphic Design interns. Positions could start right away and go through the end of the Summer (and possibly even longer).

Skills we are looking for:
Graphic Design
Content creation (writing articles, blogging)

This is
Project-based work
Paid and Unpaid internships are available.
Students will get to work on actual client accounts.
No set schedule, can work from home
Prior experience writing for newspapers or magazines is preferred (but not required).

We also have needs in Web design and Photography/Videography.

For more information or to apply, please send an email to
Direct questions to:

Zach Houk
Arbitrage Media